Monday, August 31, 2009

Witchy Day

Ever have "one of those days"? I think this witch is! When I first saw this new image I knew I had to use that sentiment with it!

Don't you just love the new Halloween release from A Muse? They have really outdone themselves with this time! I am absolutely IN LOVE with the new Blackberry note cards. Those of you who know me know I LOVE purple and this is the perfect shade......PERFECT!! The new Paprika is a really nice orange too.

Be sure to check out the A Muse Blog and the Creative Team blogs for more peaks at the upcoming release. Only a couple more days to wait and then you can play with them too!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sparkles & Sunshine

I am in love with these cute new Mandy's World stamps from A Muse! Amanda has really created some fun images and this Bubble Girl is my current favorite! I love adding clear gel or Spica pen to the bubbles to really set them off.

One of our dear friends is also an A Muse fan and I knew she'd love these cute stamps so we gave her a few for her birthday and made this cute card and notebook to go with them. Hopefully, she'll share the stamps with her mom (*wink*).

We just got a big Martha Stewart order in at the shop and I couldn't resist this Loopy Edge punch any longer. It's SO cute and fun! There's a corner punch that matches it so you can go all the way around a card or page. I've added it to our next order and hope it comes in soon!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So Proud!!

We are having a busy and eventful summer so far along with some crazy weather! The Seattle area had record breaking temperatures....over 100 degrees!!

July is always busy for us between the annual I-CAN meeting, Kayla and Dean's birthdays and swim competitions. Kayla hasn't had a birthday party in 2 years because we are never in town during her day but this year we were and it was a milestone birthday. My girl turned 13! A teenager, YIKES! Summer parties are hard but we managed to pull together a few of her friends and took them camping overnight at our camping lot. My friend, Marilyn, went with us and we brought our boys too. The girls all slept out in the tent while the mom's and boys slept in the trailer. They did a scavenger hunt, ate, played games, swam, oogled teen magazines, roasted marshmallows and ate s'mores! We all a great time. On the way home we stopped at Celestial Coffeehouse in Startup where we had a fabulous custom cake, ice cream and Italian sodas (Thank you Kathryne and Lori!)

Kayla competed in 2 big competitions last month. NJDC (National Jr. Disability Championships) were held in St Louis and she took first place in all of her events. From there we flew straight to Edmonton, Canada for the summer CAN-AM meet where she earned a gold, a silver and 3 bronze medals. In May she broke the American record in her classification for the 50 m butterfly and at this meet she bettered that time twice! She had an awesome week of swimming and we were so pleased but hardly prepared for the awesome news we recieved when we got home. She's been selected by the US Paralympic Committee to compete with Team USA at the Short Course World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this Fall! We are amazed, shocked and honored to have this opportunity and are so proud of her!

I apologize to my crafty friends for not having any eye candy for you, I hope to remedy that soon. I am in love with all the new A Muse stamps and can't wait to get some play time. If you haven't checked out the Back to School release and the new Mandy's World stamps yet, you are going to fall in love! Head over to the A Muse website right now and check them out!